Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Superintendent of Schools Records


Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

The Douglas Education Service District (ESD) maintains microfilm that includes district boundary board minutes, teacher certificates, eighth grade examination records, and related documents dating back to the late-1800s. Contact the ESD for more information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
School District Boundary Plat Book, 1862-1888 (1 reel of microfilm);
School Superintendent Records [Record Books], vol. 1-3, 1855-1871, 1881-1887 (1 reel of microfilm);
School Superintendent Records [Teacher's Institute Record Book], 1882-1904 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Education Service District Office, Vault:
8th Grade Exams [Record], 1903-1908 (1 volume);
Boundary Board Minutes [District], 1880-1895 (1 volume); 1890-1926 (1 volume); 1924-1941 (1 volume);
Boundary Descriptions [and Plats], 1862-ca.1890 (1 volume);
Dist. Boundary Descriptions [District-Record], ca.1913-ca.1991 (1 volume);
District Boundary Board School and Roads, 1913-1926 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County Oregon [modified to show school district boundaries], ca.1941-n.d. (3 volumes);
Record Book of the District Boundary Board [includes descriptions], ca.1941-ca.1990 (1 volume);
Record of School Districts [Plats and Boundary Descriptions], 1862-1900 (1 volume);
Record of Superintendent of Common Schools of Douglas County [no cover], 1862-1871 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers' Contracts, 1912-1921 (1 volume);
Register Teachers' Certificates, 1921-1926 (1 volume); 1927-1946 (1 volume);
School Boundaries [Superintendent's Record], 1854-1862 (1 volume);
Teacher Certificates [Stubs], 1894-1905 (1 volume);
Teacher Institute [Record], 1882-1904 (1 volume); 1906-1909 (1 volume);
Teacher Record [Teachers Employed], 1900-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Side Room:
School District Boundaries Port Boundaries [Record-typescript], ca.1919-ca.1980 (1 volume).


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